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For prizes up to $600
Most local lottery retailers will cash winning tickets that are less than $600. Their ability to cash winning tickets is subject to fund availability and the individual retailer’s preference. You can also cash lower denomination winning lottery tickets (less than $600) at any of the Prize Claim Centers around the state. If you can’t make it to a Prize Claim Center, you can also mail your winning ticket along with a completed claim form and winner questionnaire to Illinois Lottery Claims Department in Springfield, Illinois. The address is:
P.O. BOX 19080
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62794-9912
Prizes over $600 but less than $1 million
Fill out a claim form available at any Illinois Lottery retailer and mail it in.
You can mail your winning ticket to Springfield, IL. Please make a copy for your records first. The address is:
P.O. BOX 19080
SPRINGFIELD, IL, 62794-9912
When you visit a prize center for any prize over $600, you’ll need a photo ID and your social security card or an official document containing your social security number. Acceptable documents include: a social security card or letter from the Social Security Administration; federal or state tax return; payroll statement; military ID card; health insurance card; unexpired ID card issued by a federal, state or local government agency; W-2G wage/tax statement, etc. Persons without a social security number (or with restricted work-status) can claim Lottery prizes at a slightly higher withholding rate.
For prizes over $25,000, these centers can mail your claim form to the Illinois Lottery Claims Department in Springfield, IL, for you.
Prizes of $1 million or more
Call the Illinois Lottery Claims Department at 217-524-5147 immediately! Then call your mom, your friends, and your entire address book.
Prize Claim Center Locations
Reminder! When you visit a Prize Center to file a claim for any prize amount over $600. you need to bring a photo ID,AND your Social Security Card or some acceptable means of verifying yourSocial Security Number .
Play Responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537). For more info or to exclude yourself call 1-800-252-1775.
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